New Book Looks at Happy Hardships of the Disabled

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Author Bill Karr lets the physically challenged feel like unique people with advantages in life

To empower the disabled, self-published author Bill Karr pens an often humorous yet sensitive book addressing day-to-day ordeals of the physically challenged. Released through Xlibris, Happy Hardships: A Guided Tour Thru the Peaks and Valleys of Life with a Disability allows readers to see capability in a different light.

In each of the following chapters of this book, Karr, who is also coping with physical challenges, confesses an emotionally painful part of his life that could bring tears as easily as laughter. He believes that laughter can heal; so by reading this humorous account, he heals other people’s prejudiced feelings about those with disabilities, the painful feelings most disabled people have about their body images, and the rift between those who want to be understood and those unwilling to understand what disability is.

“Life would be boring if everything we did was guaranteed to succeed. Some hardship or failure assured that everyone coping with it has a chance to make it better the next time. Our collection of happy hardships may be the strongest link between citizens with disabilities and people enjoying excellent health,” the author says.

Inspirational and uplifting, Happy Hardships allows readers to learn from struggles easier through humor.
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Happy Hardships * by Bill Karr
A Guided Tour Thru the Peaks and Valleys of Life with a Disability
Publication Date: November 13, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 134 pages; 978-1-4535-6038-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 134 pages; 978-1-4535-6039-6

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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